Polarization Independent All-Optical 3R Regeneration of Optical Packets Based on the Kerr Effect and Offset Spectral Slicing

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ito, C.; Cartledge, J. C. (Queens University, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Polarization independent all-optical 3R packet regeneration is demonstrated at 10 Gb/s. With careful design, a remarkable property of cross-phase modulation yields excellent performance with no additional complexity compared to an implementation that requires polarization control.